2016 Range Rover Sport Updates
The 2016 Range Rover Sport is due to receive a large number of updates compared to the outgoing model. Probably the most notable innovation comes with the Land Rover’s decision to offer a diesel engine on the US market. Apart from the standard version of the Range Rover Sport, there will be the 2016 Range Rover Sport HST as well.
2016 Range Rover Sport Changes
As mentioned above, the British automaker is going to offer a diesel-powered Sport in North America for the first time ever. Namely, the 2016 Range Rover Sport Diesel will be powered by a 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 unit that makes 254 horsepower and 439 lb-ft of torque.
In comparison with the current version, the 2016 Range Rover Sport will be equipped with more advanced technology. The familiar InControl Remote system is due to be replaced by the new InControl Protect system. This new system is directly linked with emergency services and able to notify them in case of an accident. Also, the upcoming model will feature the new InControl Remote Premium system. It provides additional features such as Remote Unlock, Alarm Reset, Remote Climate, Remote Smartphone App operations, etc.
The 2016 Range Rover Sport will also be be offered with the Start/Stop system, All Terrain Progress as well as Auto Acces Height system. Expect to see enhanced cameras as well as a number of personalization options such as the new Carbon Fiber package. It includes restyled front grille, rear side and rearview mirrors.
2016 Range Rover Sport HST
As for the HST version of the Range Rover Sport, it will be propelled by a 3.0-liter V6 unit that churns out 380 horsepower. Compared to the standard 2016 Range Rover Sport with the supercharged 3.0-liter V6, this model produces additional 40 horsepower. However, it still doesn’t make it the most powerful Range Rover Sport model. The SVR version will retain its position of the range-topping model in the Sport family.
Not only will the 2016 Range Rover Sport HST be powered by a more powerful engine compared to the standard model, it also gets the Stealth Pack equipment package. The package includes a Santorini Black roof, 21-inch alloy wheels, a redesigned front spoiler, modified suspension as well as red brake calipers. Its exterior is adorned by HST logos and glossy black accents accross its grille, hood, air intakes and fog lights casings. Inside the cabin, expect more HST logos and aluminum details. Moreover, there will be two-tone seats with Oxford leather upholstery, ’’Sports’’ pedals and the retuned Terrain Response system.
The 2016 Range Rover Sport HST is expected to go on sale in late 2015. The official pricing details of the much-awaited model are yet to be released.